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CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am EST
. but there is a lot of support for trying to do things that will help make the economy stronger in the short term. universal support for extending the middle-class tax cuts -- that remove much of the greatest risk of the fiscal cliff. there's a lot of support for finding bipartisan consensus on other things that would make the economy stronger, like a set of amendments -- commitments to finance higher levels of infrastructure and education. there is bipartisan support for that. there is bipartisan support for doing the obvious things -- you have to pass an extension of the business expenditures, things that are important to do. there is a lot of support for trying to make some real progress on long-term fiscal challenges. a lot of benefit in doing that for the economy. i think this is a solvable problem and we want to do as much as we can to take advantage of this opportunity to make some progress on each of those fronts. >> one thing about which there does not appear to be agreement -- that is, should the bush tax cuts on over $250,000 be extended, or should they be raised? i heard jay carney sa
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 1:00am EST
longer, providing for their families and generating more income for the economy and for the treasury. i think there are other things you can do, but look, i am open to a conversation about this. when it comes to things like social security, again, you have got to take a mixed approach. look at simpson-bowles or others, they have a combination of revenue and spending reform. >> you are willing to at least look at that? >> i am willing to consider them as part of a possible plan, but i do not think we should jump to solutions, especially in medicare, that's simply transfer cost. in social security there are other ideas, some of which we discussed in the super committee. >> social security has to be a part of this? >> i think we should look at social security as -- that is what simpson-bowles did. they said, look at social security, but not as part of our deficit reduction target. there is room for a conversation there -- what others have said is they do not want that to be part of how you calculate your deficit. >> what do you have to do? you talk about a process that lasted over six mont
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 6:00am EST
in the next four years? >> the economy might be recovering. if the recovery is not complete or if growth is tepid and slow and jobs do not come back by the time of the next presidential campaign, how will that affect the types of policies that candidates will propose? different solutions and how people might change electorally. >> i think given polling data and the uncertainty of it these days, i think there were a lot of reasonable predictions you could have made from getting barack obama to 332 would have been a reasonable prediction. getting over 304 mitt romney was within the realm of possibilities, or a reasonable person could conclude. there are lots of issues in polling now that carolina has been following closely better generally troubling to a lot of pollsters. polling procedures are developed in a nation that had landline telephones and a population that answer the phone. we do not live in such a nation anymore. peter researchers found 9% of calls resulted in a complete interview. in 1997 was 37%. is the representative of the larger public, we are not sure. the exit poll intake
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 8:00pm EST
our economy and create jobs and the decisions we have to make in the coming weeks to help that come about. it is part of governing that these issues arise and we have to deal with them. >> this is a question on the fiscal cliff. you say he will not sign any bill that extends the bush cuts. it is highly unlikely that he would get a bill like that. how open is he to the notion that -- in terms of going forward? is he willing them out completely? >> i am giving you a pretty good printers on the president's thinking going into the process that he said it begins with the specific proposal he has before congress, a plan that achieves balance and that allows us to continue to invest in important areas of the economy. he has not been wedded to every detail of that plan. i will not negotiate hypothetical details. i was side speaker banner and say i am not in the position of boxing ourselves and others. he looks forward to the meeting with leaders in congress. and as clear principles fam belief that we can reach a compromise is comparable. it would allow us to address the fiscal cliff challen
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 5:05pm EST
the economy. some of you may remember that bill clinton years on the economy were the best they had ever been in american history. it was the same old people that were taking advantage of circumstances that presented itself. that basically -- with a reduced electorate. no, i do not think they have a future. there is a congressman from georgia named paul brown who happens to be a doctor. he thinks that the big bang theory and evolution are works of the devil. you know, that is not the future. go to maryland, go to the maryland suburbs and look at the companies that are making billions of dollars doing genetic research. genetic research is all about evolution. >> are there additional questions? >> i just wanted to ask about when you saw effective black and latino alliances during the 2012 election? >> and the places where there were blacks and latinos living in proximity, all the states where there are both black and latino populations, in florida, virginia, less so in colorado. the black population is fairly small. nevada, definitely. the right in the country and especially the ultraconservati
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
revenue, it's the idea of actually growing our economy, which we all claim to agree on, but there's certainly different proposals to do that. with that, i want to thank everybody for joining us here today, including our new congressman-elect, first one, you're going to mark that as one of your high points of your congressional career, being the first one here as well. but thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> on "washington journal" this morning, we'll be joined by republican representative ron paul of texas, it a member of the foreign affairs committeeful he'll take your questions about today's hearing on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. you'll hear about the fiscal cliff from independent senator bernie sanders of vermont, a member of the budget committee. also, the kaiser family foundation will look at friday's deadline for states to establish health insurance exchanges under the affordable care act. "washington journal" is live on c-span every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. the senate
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
with the economy. and make sure we do not go back into a recession. but they do want to stick to their guns. they feel like they are really won the election and not to cave in to the republicans on the upper income tax rate. host: chicago, ill., let us go matt, hi. caller: my comment is this, in order for us to solve this problem, both sides are going to have to experience a pretty significant amount of political pain. from my side, i am a lot of the center, i would like to see texas go up on the wealthy. but at the same time, being from chicago i remember when the simpson balls report came out, and congresswoman should kautsky, she said this is horrible there's no way i will vote for this. and i did not think that was right either. clearly, we are going to have to do something about medicare. i am not in favor of the ryan plan. my overall point is, and unfortunately we have not seen this in the past few years, steve is coming more from the right than from my side, but the overall bank is that both sides are born to half to be willing to take on a significant amount of pain. i hope the will
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 3:50pm EST
majority of them said that taxing the wealthy was a majority of that. there are other issues on the economy. 70% to 20% said that they trusted the economy. that should not be their goal. their goal should be to hit the 40% level that w. was able to do. that will make them competitive. and they need to also created goal for blacks. they cannot conceive 97% of the black vote. start with 12%, 17%, something. they need to make inroads. is unrealistic to say let's go for hispanics. if they can get to the 38% range, they can be competitive. in the same way, we're talking about the democratic problem with whites. >> in 2013, there is a big deal. comprehensive immigration reform was taken off the table. how far does this get you with this next emerging electorate? what else does the party have to do to get back to the kind of numbers that bush saw? >> is a step in the right direction, but it is far from the whole thing. it is basically ronald reagan mindset that says we welcome anyone who shares our values and our desire for lower taxes. bill back and listen to some of ronald reagan's rhetoric. --
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 2:00pm EST
when our economy is still recovering from the great recession, our top priority has to be jobs and growth. that's the focus of the plan i talked about during the campaign. it's a plan to reward businesses that create jobs here in america, and give people access to the education and training that those businesses are looking for. it's a plan to rebuild our infrastructure and keep us on the cutting edge of innovation and clean energy. and it's a plan to reduce our deficit in a balanced and responsible way. this is even more important because at the end of this year, we face a series of deadlines that require us to make major decisions about how to pay down our deficit -- decisions that will have a huge impact on the economy and the middle class, now and in the future. last year, i worked with democrats and republicans to cut a trillion dollars' worth of spending, and i intend to work with both parties to do more. but as i said over and over again on the campaign trail, we can't just cut our way to prosperity. if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spendin
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2012 8:00pm EST
the entire size of our economy. there will be many who will say that we should confront the first of these challenges by letting the tax rates expire and pushing the sequester off to some other day. there would have disengage in the same short-term temporary policies that has helped put us into this fix. let's have more of the same. let's agree to a drive our economy off part of the fiscal cliff instead of driving it off the whole fiscal cliff and we will call it a day. that might get us out of town but it will not get us out of the problem. and it will hurt our economy. we cannot keep going on like that. we cannot keep setting the bar that low. it is time that we raise the bar. the american people did not give us a mandate to do the simple thing. they elected us to lead. they gave us a mandate to work together to do the best for our country. we know what the best thing is, an agreement that sends the signal to our economy and to the world that after years of hunting on the fiscal challenges we face, -- punting the fiscal challenges we face, 2013 is going to be different. if we wa
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 10:00am EST
contribute a little bit to helping our economy, and the majority of the people who are fortunate and made a lot of money, they're willing to do this. democrats, independents and republican support the direction of the president regarding this fiscal cliff issue. thanks, everybody. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> you just heard senate democrats speak about elections. the republicans will talk about their own election. main senator-elected angus king saying he'd caucus with the democrats. here's what he had to say. -- maine senator-elect angus king saying he'd caucus with the democrats. here's what he had to say. >> good morning. all set. today i'm announcing my decision as to which party, if any, i'll associate myself in my work here in the u.s. senate. before doing so, however, i'd like to outline my thinking on this issue and set out the principles that have guided my decision. in answering this, who will you caucus with question, repeatedly during the campaign -- and i emphasize the word repeatedly -- i
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 8:00pm EST
what i said on friday. right now, our economy is still recovering from a very deep and damaging crisis. so our top priority has to be jobs and growth. we've got to build on the progress that we've made. because this nation succeeds when we've got a growing, thriving middle class. and that's the idea at the core of the plan that i talked about on the campaign trail over the last year, rewarding manufacturers and small businesses that create jobs here, not overseas, providing more americans the chance to earn skills that businesses are looking for right now. keeping this country at the forefront of research, technology, and clean energy, putting people back to work rebuilding roads, bridges and schools and reducing our deficit in a balanced and responsible way. on this last item, we face a very clear deadline. that requires us to make some big decisions on jobs, taxes, and deficits by the end of the year. both parties voted to set this deadline. and i believe that both parties can work together to make these decisions in a balanced and responsible way. to meet with labor and civic leader
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
their ideas as well. in a time when our economy is still recovering from the great recession, our top priority has to be jobs and growth. that is the focus of the plan that i talked about during the campaign. [applause] it is a plan to reward small businesses and manufacturers to create jobs here, not overseas, a plan to give people the chance to get the education and training that businesses are looking for right now. it is a plan to make sure this country is a global leader in research and technology and clean energy, which will attract new companies and high- wage jobs for america. it is a plan put americans back to work, including veterans, rebuilding our infrastructure, and it is a plan to reduce our deficit in a balanced and responsible way. our work is made that much more urgent because at the end of this year we face a series of deadlines that require us to make major decisions about how to pay our deficit down, decisions that will have a huge impact on economies and the middle class, both now and in the future. last year i worked with democrats and republicans to cut $1 trillion in sp
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 2:00am EST
. >> this week, i called for action by both parties on a plan to help our economy grow and create jobs, which is critical to solving our debt. it's also critical to averting the so-called fiscal cliff, a combination of automatic spending cuts and tax rate increases that's just weeks away from taking effect. some have said that despite the risks, we should let our nation's economy go off part of the fiscal cliff in january, by allowing the top two rates to rise. they believe that doing that will generate more revenue for the federal government. but here's the problem with that. raising those rates on january 1 would, according to the independent firm ernst & young, destroy 700,000 american jobs. that's because many of those hit by this tax increase are small business owners -- the very people who are the key to job creation in america. i used to be one of them. this week, i offered congratulations to president obama -- along with an alternative to sending our economy over any part of the fiscal cliff. instead of raising tax rates on the american people and accepting the damage it will do to ou
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 9:00pm EST
president obama for winning the election. other questions focused on the economy, cuts in the health service and trade relations with the united states. this is about 35 minutes. >> order. questions to the prime minister. mr. ian wright. >> question number one, mr. speaker. >> the house will know my right honorable friend, the prime minister is on an official overseas visit to the middle east. mr. speaker, the whole house would wish to join me in paying tribute to the two british soldiers killed in afghanistan last week, our heartfelt condolences goes to the families and friends of these brave service men and with remembrance day on sunday we're once again reminded of the remarkable job our armed forces do to ensure our safety and security. furthermore, mr. speaker, the house would wish to join me in paying tribute to david black the northern island prison service officer who was shot and killed last friday. as my right noble friend, the secretary and state of northern ireland said in the house on friday we utterly condemn this cowardly crime. our thoughts are with david's wife and children
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 12:00am EST
. other questions focused on the british economy, cuts within the health service, and relations in the united states. this is about 35 minutes. >> order. questions for the prime minister. mr. ian wright. >> number one, mr. speaker,. >> mr. speaker, i've been asked to reply, the house will know my right honorable friend the prime minister is on the official overseas visit to the middle east. mr. speaker, the whole house will wish to join and contribute to the two british soldiers that were killed in afghanistan last week. lieutenant edward baxter and lance corporal of first battalion royal gurkha rifles. our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the brave servicemen. any particularly poignant we force all. we will once again are reminded of the remarkable job our armed forces do to ensure our safety and security. >> for the more the house will wish to join me in paying tribute to david black the officer shot and killed last friday. that's why right honorable friend the second state said in the house on friday, we utterly condemn this cowardly crime. our thoughts are
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
everyone will be affected if there is no deal. it could throw the economy back into recession and cost no income families about $2,000 more next year. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. [video clip] >> i enjoyed watching book tv -- >> i enjoy the rebroadcast of various television news programs. i like that they provide coverage without the sound bites. it really gives me an opportunity to consume as much information on what is going on. c-span is a great way to kind of get an unfiltered view of the day's events. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> "washington journal" continues. ,ost: we're back with evan bayh now co-founder of the no labels organization. let me begin with the petraeus resignation. is your reaction -- what is your reaction? guest: it is if personal tragedy. he was doing a fabulous job as director. we're fortunate that we have a great leadership team. michael morrell house now now stepped- hasno in. host: did he have to resign? guest: my own answer is yeah, i thi
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 9:00am EST
important issue was. the economy was way up on top, almost 3/5ths of people said the economy was the number-one issue. the percentage who said that foreign policy was the most important issue was down in the single digits. that is not the driver. foreign policy is usually not the biggest driver. it is worth noting that those voters who said that foreign policy was the most important issue, president obama won that group. host: that made for about 5%. the economy, 59% put that as the most important issue. federal budget deficit, 15%. talk about how the health care law played into voters' attitudes? 18% said it was the most important issue. guest: that is an important thing. almost one in five voters said that health care was the most important issue. the president won roughly three- quarters of that vote. throughout the republican primaries, the issue of obamacare was a huge rallying cry. in 2010, the republicans won some big victories because of anger on the part of conservative voters about the president's health-care law. by the time you get to this election, you see this turnaround were
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 3:24pm EST
to that kind of private spending, the supreme court certainly did a lot for the economy. i look at their bottom line, it will be a disappointment. >> indiana and missouri are too easy, so i will go to minnesota. he ran the races with the chinese american actress on super bowl night. cake walk for stabenow. >> i would say joe biden. i think he's going to have a tough four years. i'll just leave it at that. on our side, i'd say that -- not continuing to learn. there was a lot of false security we had in our turn out operation. we stalled. i'd say that is a big loser. >> this has been a stimulating panel. we have a second panel that will start immediately. for those of you are c-span, www.laszlostrategies.com. thanks to ann lewis, eleanor clift, richard dunham, and blaise hazelwood. thank you all. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> robert autry and pete -- roger daltrey and pete townshend on childhood and young adult cancer. this will be mr. david cameron's third time talking at the banquet since becoming p
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 10:00am EST
to go over the fiscal cliff and see the economy gumbel before the majority of the people -- crumble before the majority of the people realize how much trouble we are in. i have end-stage renal failure and on medicare and receive disability each month. i do dialysis three times a week. that said, i will willingly and gladly take reduction in my benefits if it means we can reduce our deficit. i have two young nieces, and i'm looking out for their financial future. in fact, if i knew that taking away all of my benefits would get rid of our debt, i'd do that today. mr. president, hear tony's plea. don't take us over the fiscal cliff. tony and his nieces need you to lead. they need it now. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. gutierrez, for five minutes. mr. gutierrez: mr. speaker, i'm here today to make an introduction. i'd like the republican party to meet america's latinos. it's hard to meet us all at once. there are more than 53 million of us. but let me tell you a little bit about who we are and what
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
an address from the east room of the white house about the economy and reducing the deficit. it is a speech republicans will be watching closely coming up and to the lame-duck session. as reluctant that battle and beyond, we want to hear about your top priorities for the second term. how successful do you think he will be at addressing them? give us a call on the democratic 585-3880.- republicans 202-585-3881. independents 202-585-3882. a very good morning to you. a lot of discussion about the president's second term and what needs to be addressed and the near and long term. we want to hear from you, but we will point out a few headlines. this from "the wall street journal." also from "the washington post." the front page of the commentary section of "the washington times." also, we want to point you to the front page of the business section of "the new york times." a front-page article on the difficult decisions involving the housing market. i want to bring you to the front page of "bloomberg busines sweek." that is a picture of president obama perhaps what he might look like four years fr
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am EST
to compete and take advantage of this kind of economy. the decision not to be fun romney early on when he clearly was -- not to define romney early on when he was clearly a clean slate to out-spend, out- organize a republican field. my wife is trying to get me to stop using the word wacko. he got them out of the way, but he did it without ever building his own plant about who he was. when you go back to april 10 -- his own plan about who he was. when you go back to april 10, they basically knew he was a republican presidential candidate. they knew he was an english, successful businessman. maybe -- they knew he was a rich, successful businessman. other than that, they knew next to nothing about mitt romney. one of the first things i learned in politics along time ago was the importance to define your candidate before the opponent has a chance to define them. you want to go in with the biographical adds, the testimonial ads. it is not that it is -- biographical ads, testimonials ads. it is not that it is a popularity contest, but you want to go in with something that people would be proud
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 1:00am EST
. if we want our economy to flourish and grow we must live up women's leadership. very important. women in the academic world, in health care, any subject you can name. is more successful, more efficient with the involvement of women. when women came to the polls last week, they registered their support for those who understood the challenges that women face. it is really a remarkable thing. under the leadership of the women standing here, the voices of america as mothers, daughters, and grandmothers will be heard. women are the bread winners for our families. in many cases, the small business owners in our communities. and the workers that will spur our prosperity. they're holding jobs of the office, creating jobs as entrepreneurs and owners. we keep our focus on women's rights and health, equal pay, choice, we also know that women are focused on the same issues all of us are -- the economy, jobs, the future of the middle- class and the national security of our country. they are concerned about fiscal soundness for america because they think about the future. as we move forward to deba
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 2:00pm EST
lines for these tax cuts that would cause damage to the economy if they're not dealt with. extending those tax cuts for 98% of the american people would deal with more than half in dollar terms of the impact caused by the fiscal cliff. there are other challenges we need to address including the sequester but congress ought to, the house ought to pass those tax cuts right away because it would send a tremendous positive signal to the american people that in the wake of this election, we can at the very least, come together and convert into law a bill that everyone agrees should become law, republicans and democrats alike, the president included. and we will then continue to work on those issues where we have broader disagreement. and that's where the president has invited leaders of congress to the white house next week. that's why he will be meeting with business leaders and labor leaders and others to get their ideas about how to move forward. he does have his own very specific plan that reduces the deficit by $4 trillion, that does it in a balanced bay and we can invest in research
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 1:00pm EST
that are now griffin to various parts of -- given to various parts of our economy, for example, the oil and gas industry, and shift those tax breaks around so we would fund infrastructure project. in fact, that's what the president proposed to do. before i go further into how we might use the effort to build infrastructure, i want to just say that that infrastructure program is going to be absolutely essential to rebuild an extraordinarily important part of this nation. that is the east coast. new jersey, new york, connecticut and some parts of pennsylvania were devastated. there is going to be a multi-billion dollar rebuilding program necessary just to go back to where those parts of this country were before the storm hit. much more will be needed to protect those parts of this country from future storms that are certain to occur. i'll let it go at that. sigh my colleague from new york -- i see my colleague from new york city has arrived here and i'd like her to pick this issue up and talk about the devastation that occurred in her communities and then we can come back to the infrastructure .
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 7:00pm EST
, the small businesses. and so i think we need to do a better job at educating people on how the economy works. i mean, i'm learning stuff every day. i'm certainly not an economist, and i don't fully understand it at all, but, you know, there are small businesses that pay income taxes and, you know, if we go and we tax them as individuals, it's going to take money out of their business and, you know, they may have to lay people off. i mean, they may not be able to hire people. i mean, it's a huge -- the economy is very complex, but at the end of the day, like i said, you cannot -- i mean, you're going to run out of other people's money. host: according to this chart we have from the new york daily news and the tax policy center, the president is talking about ending subsidies for the oil industry in claims it would raise $40 billion. is this something that he party could live with? guest: i do not know. everything is on the table right now. like i said before, we have to find some common ground because we cannot continue down this road. so, you know, it is something that i have not seen that,
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 10:30pm EST
the only democratic candidate running on a record of a weak economy and debt crisis that we face and still win. yet, he did. they did very many things that were right. you can point to a couple of things with mitt romney. he may not have been the perfect candidate for 2012 given his corporate turnaround background, secondly, he did not get something republicans have counted on and that is the white working-class voters. in states like ohio, the ads attacking mayor romney as a corporate raider and buccaneer that went on for many months put on by the obama campaign seemed to work. the white working-class vote did not turn out for mitt romney in the numbers he needed. host: you had a piece yesterday, "the survivor in chief." you know to that they expose the myth of the enthusiastic democratic voter. guest: it was a myth i subscribe to for a while. i am sure you read about this over and over again. the democratic voters were dispirited and they were not feeling enthusiastic about the campaign. it was the conservatives and republicans fired up and getting ready to go. the notion was, he would h
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
to spend the rest of your administration with an economy as lousy as the one you brought us to now with no sign of making it better. this does not make the economy better. does the tax increase go up? what about the sequester? how is delighted to see an interview with direct quotes from mitch mcconnell. he said we're not raising taxes to avoid sequester. i would rather have the sequester than lose the savings. i would rather have a differently structured sequester. we're not giving up savings. we either have the sequester or reconstruct it differently. what i think you're going to do, at the one thing he could have a compromise on, maybe the only thing you have a real compromise is republicans like the savings for the sequestered but they do not want to come out. the democrats theoretically would like the sequesters savings but they do not want to have domestic discretionary. they would both like to in the sequestered but republicans will not do it in a way that allows spending to go higher rather than lower. you can take that all out of entitlements. you could delay certain entitl
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
that what voters care for our jobs and the economy. immigration is either number two or number 3 on their list of things that they care about. it is much higher in places like arizona. it is the number two issue among hispanics. my sense has been that i do not think hispanics always want to be associated with immigration. it is difficult to separate the immigration conversation from them because it is so integral to their lives. 60% of hispanic voters know somebody personally that is undocumented and they could be dating that person or it could be there brother or father. i have talked to people about this. hispanic advocates tell me that it is hard to separate immigration from them. that could change if there is a revolution. they are the driving force behind it. host: a couple of facts from the pew center. people ages 98-29, the youth -- people ages 18-29 make up about a third of all eligible hispanic voters. guest: this is an issue that is closer to their hearts. host: the projected population growth among the latino community. made up of about 17% of the population in 2011. i
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 1:00am EST
in the campaign it laid out his economic plan for how to build an economy, strengthen the economy. that is obviously a central focus of not just the next few weeks, but the next four years. part of that is to reduce the deficit in a balanced way. obviously we have some deadlines approaching. one of the messages sent by the american people throughout the campaign, as jim misener mentioned, clearly shows the president's view of making sure that the wealthiest americans are asked to do a little bit more in the context of reducing our deficit in a balanced way. it is clear that the voters did not see compromise as a dirty word. it is essential for democracy. balance is another important component. hopefully in the aftermath of the election our leaders in both parties and around the country will do the right thing here to help move our economy forward. as the president often said during the campaign, we've got a lot more work to do, but we have made progress, and we have to build on that. this is one component of how we do that, moving forward. >> always curious, did you ever think mic
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 10:00am EST
of our economy. there will be many who will say with the election over, we should confront the first challenges by electing the top two tax rates expire and pushing it off to somewhere else. they have lessing based in the same temporary policies that have put this into this fix. now they are saying, let's have more of the same. let's to drive our economy of the fiscal cliff and we will call it a day. that might get us out of town but it will not get us out of the problem and it will hurt our economy. we cannot keep going on like that, we cannot set the bar that low. it is time we raise the bar. the american people this week did give us a mandate to simply do the simple thing -- they elected us to lead. they gave us a mandate to work together to do the best for our country. we know what the best thing is, an agreement that sends the signal to our economy and to the world that after years of hunting on the fiscal challenges we face, -- punting the fiscal challenges we face, 2013 is going to be different. if we want to lift the cloud of debt hanging over our country. we will not solve t
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Nov 15, 2012 1:00pm EST
for our economy and for our place in the world, either bilateral agreements, multilateral commitments, you were always there to make sure that we moved forward in that and i really thank you and i do rise in support today of this rule and h.r. 6156, to grant permanent normal trade relations to russia. . this important legislation is a small step towards a big reward. without it the united states exporters and service providers will continue to lose business to our foreign competitors that have already have trade relations -- relationships with russia. and once we lose those markets, our competitors will only become stronger and better positioned to surpass the u.s. in a critical marketplace of the 21st century global economy. according to the national association of manufacturers, russia imported over $500 billion in goods last year, and of that total only 5% came from u.s. exports. this bill will lift outdated policies and restrict american access to russian markets. as a result studies show u.s. producers can expect to achieve double-digit increases over the next decade in exports of hea
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Nov 8, 2012 1:00pm EST
economy energy eyes jiesed by simpler tax codes with fewer loopholes and lower rates for all? so his increaseded revenue is lower rates or dynamic scoring, i don't know. but i think he was able to pivot on his spin but in terms of the substance i don't think he's moved. >> i'm glad that you read his words because i do think that is what the republicans mean by revenue. the theory -- and it's a theory and there are detrack tors of this theory and supporters of the theory which is if you have lower tax rates, there will be more economic growth and activity which will in turn result in additional tax revenue into the u.s. treasury. and again, it really comes down to whether you buy into that theory. the republicans hold that theory and believe in it. the other side of the aisle doesn't believe in that theory to the same degree that the republicans do. so it almost comes down to what stan said is do you have steal mate over the i'd olingses and i think we all know that with the senate becoming a bit more liberal and the house becoming a bit more conservative that those are going to clash
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
about the economy and looming budget cuts and tax hikes this week in the nation's capital. this week on capitol hill, the house and senate and the leadership elections will be under way in both the house and senate side. we expect to hear from members throughout the day tomorrow about those leadership elections as well. the incoming freshman class for the 113th congress is in washington this week. democrats in that freshman class met with reporters today and that's one of the events we covered and you will find that in our video library at cspan .org. four bills and votes if requested coming up at 6:30 eastern. s. 1956. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 1956, an act to prohibit operators of civil aircraft of the united states from participating in the european union's emissions trading scheme, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from florida, mr. mica, and the gentleman from west virginia, mr. rahall, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr.
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Nov 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
policy to help the economy grow and help it continue to create jobs. he is also focused on his national security agenda. he has great confidence in the acting c.i.a. director. he has confidence in his military and the secretary of defense and defense department to carry out the missions that he's assigned to them. he's got a lot he wants to work on and is doing that this week. >> how does that affect his need to advance his security team? >> these are specific questions about specific individuals and posts. i can say now even though you haven't asked that i have no announcements to make with regards to personnel. the president has not made decisions on personnel matters. and you will not hear me discuss them until the president has made those decisions and has announced them. >> these are two of the top military brass either involved in extramarital affair or inappropriate behavior, is the president as commander in chief all worried about a culture, inappropriate culture in the military? >> i really would ask you to not extrapolate broadly. the president has great confidence in the mill
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
into the economy -- did not sell much creating jobs -- i am focused on trading business for the small people -- the people trying to become middle- class. there would have been more going around it. everybody has ideas. the thing we need to focus on is seriously alternative fuels. with alternative it feels, -- alternative fuels, other people can have a chance to put their idea not so much in big oil -- everybody gets a piece of the pie. host: on your comments about how much money was spent. here is "usa today." on the issue of whether or not the big wealthy donors cut their money's worth. go ahead shirley. caller: the people in this country are so tired of the fighting in the washington. like the one candidate said, if they do not do their jobs, they do not get paid. we, the people, have to start taking these matters into hands. we are sick of it. what i would like to tell john boehner is, do not cave in to the craziness. this is nothing but craziness. i watched harry reid yesterday. he talked and talked and really said nothing. i thought to myself, all you do is dance around these bills tha
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Nov 8, 2012 1:00am EST
-growth? it might make the economy grow a little bit. >> the 2 or 3 things help the economy get ahead, neera. >> immigration reform. it does depress wages that you have millions of people undocumented. if you move people out of that status, that will have a positive benefit not just to people, but to wages being depressed. equity is a critical issue. we face a significant challenge -- in the short-term, medium- term, and long term, there is so much inequity in education. it is not something that the political process likes to discuss, but it is one in which we need to think more creatively about how -- it is not good for us in the medium or long-term. >> nice to go last on this because i can think. [laughter] a really high-quality pre-k -- >> i agree. >> education for kids at the bottom of the income scale. this is supported by conservatives and liberals alike. a nobel-laureate economist who i think is associated with republicans has written eloquently about how critically important -- and there has got to be a significant government role. it will not happen without. and this is offbeat, but
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Nov 10, 2012 10:00am EST
the economy strong and not shredding our nation pose a safety net. in fact, we will do it in a way where we make the key investments we need to make to grow the economy in a fair way. working together, we will invest in our small businesses and infrastructure to strengthen the middle class and create jobs. you know, there are entrepreneurs and small businesses that are the engine of growth in the nation and we have to do more to promote those true job-creators. working together. [cheers and applause] working together, we have got to win the global race. that means we have got to continue making those critical investments from early childhood to higher education to work force training to keep our nation positions ahead of all of our global competitors. but most of all, most of all, working together, we will remind virginians and all americans that our institutions of government can actually function again, that our leaders can set aside partisan politics and rise to the challenges that affect our nation. we know that as a commonwealth and as a country, we have been through tough times. we kn
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Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
inject a lot of money inside the economy very fast. there's a lot of people that's got money that's invested, can't take money out, that can use the money for other things, for buying extra properties, getting the economy simulated that way. i just feel that if they let you take your own money that you saved and worked hard for and let you pull it out without being taxed to death, that would actually help the middle class more than cutting taxes on the other end. and i don't know what the other people that's in my situation feel that way, but i think somebody should say, ok, 401-k's, you got three years to take this much out, this was the limit, and we're going to tax you this much if you do not take advantage of this and we go back to the way it was. host: thanks. johnny in texas makes under $250,000 a year. johnny, you're on the "washington journal." caller: yes, die make under $250,000 a year, and i think the bush tax cuts ought to be suspended. host: do you think that the election gives the president a mandate on taxing the rich? caller: i definitely do. it's a mandate, becaus
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Nov 11, 2012 1:10am EST
the economy going. he then provided leadership for some regulation of the financial institutions through the dodd-frank legislation. we can argue about whether that is adequate regulation. we are going to have a debate still over whether these too data to failed banks are too data to exist and should be broken up -- too big to fail banks are too big to exist. caller: i have two comments. first of all, i see some inclination here to over romanticized what the senate was in the past. one example i think of when you say we did things for the good of the country was the subsidy we gave to our tobacco farmers. it is disgusting, appalling, and inexcusable. it represented the power of one or two senators or a handful of two -- handful of senators to control things and clearly that was not good for the country. as far as the current congress goes, i am upset with the democrats because they give away things on the 40 votes. they should make the republicans actually filibuster. that means the republicans have to get up there and read from the bible in shakespeare and stuff like that. make them do
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Nov 11, 2012 6:30pm EST
on the deficit which are critical in order to get the economy growing again and people back to work. and think that is over -- it's certainly number one domestic challenge. my point is also the number one national security challenge. why? because a healthy economy and a healthy balance sheet undergirds everything we do internationally. funds our military, gives strength to diplomacy. allows us to be an attractive trading partner which gives us economic influence. it undergirds everything we do overseas. secondly, it also undergirds the power of the american idea. the american idea is political democracy and free markets makes for a stable situation in the long term but also makes for a prosperous society that's able to deliver on its people. that is really what america has stood for and by our failure to resolve our own problems and get our economy growing and going again, we undermine the strength of the american idea internationally. and that's why countries are flirting with this notion of well maybe china has it right, state capitalism plus keeping your people in line. and that is very des
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Nov 11, 2012 10:30am EST
. they are talking about jobs, improving the economy. if they are willing to save medicare and social security are going to stay, they can get african-american votes. to write them off as arthur davis suggested i think would be a colossal mistake. host: we will get to your calls in just a moment. you can also send us a comment on facebook or twitter. what surprised you about the election? guest: was surprised me was the breadth and the depth of president obama's victory. in this split america with 5% of people independent voters, i think it was a very decisive victory. if you look at all of the stories we were reflecting before hand, this will take months to figure out, this will go to the house of representatives. baloney. president obama won the electoral vote 332-2 06. that is pretty solid. he won the popular vote by about 3 million votes, which is decisive. he won eight out of nine of the battleground states were all told were so close they could easily go to mitt romney. he did not lose in north carolina by much. host: were the polls wrong? guest: from my perspective there was too much at
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Nov 11, 2012 7:00am EST
the economy over any part of the fiscal cliff. instead of raising tax rates on the american people and accepting the damage it will do, let's start to edge of the problem. let's focus on tax reform that closes special-interest loopholes and lower tax rates. instead of accepting arbitrary cuts that will endanger the national defense, let's get serious about shoring up the entitlement programs that are the primary drivers of our country's massive growing debt. 2013 should be the year we begin to solve the debt through tax reform and in time reform. together we should avert the fiscal cliff in a manner that ensures 2013 finally is that year. shoring up entitlements and reforming the tax code, closing special-interest loopholes and deductions and moving to a fair, cleaner, and simpler system will bring jobs home and results in stronger healthier economy. that means more revenue, which is exactly what the president is seeking. without a strong economy, we will never be able to balance the budget and eraser country's debt. this can lead to a common ground. the president and i had a brief
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
efficient. i don't think it will make the economy grow 10% but maybe a little bit. >> i still think comprehend -- comprehensive immigration reform is important because it depresses wages when you have 11 million undocumented people. if he could move the people out of that status, that will have a positive benefit not just to those people but to the wages of others. i think educational equity is a critical issue. it is a significant challenge. in the short-term, medium-term, long term, there is much equity in education. it is not something the political process love to discuss. it is a state issue but it is when we need to think more creatively about how to modify. >> it is nice to go last on this one because i can think. the first thing i would do is a really great, high quality, pre- k education for the kids in the bottom 1/3 of the income scale and this is supported by conservatives and liberals alike. it has been written how critically important that as. is. full employment -- in my lifetime, the only time i have seen the income distribution and the mobility issues to improve thi
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Nov 12, 2012 12:35am EST
frustrated who expected quick transformation of the country, whether the economy is difficult. >> to me it has been kind of a miracle that it has been relatively stable, that it has been relatively absent of violence. those things hold promise. there are problems. we know that when the revolution started in tunisia and egypt, then we -- people saying well in places like syria, you have divided communities, divided societies, where in europe -- tunisia you have different groups. in egypt when they had the parliamentary election people assumed that there was prince reply -- support in groups. they did. they controlled most of the policies. well, wip a few months, what do we have? we have even though 46% turned out for that election, remarkably, and the muslim brotherhood has been good in turning out people. their candidates get only 1/4 of the vote. then if you have the final round , the two plrks it was so close we didn't know the results. so egypt is divided somewhat. the brotherhood after the parliamentary election, they have carte plan much, but they discovered they don't. they have b
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
business." $6 billion invested in this economy. did we see a boost in the sluggish economy? guest: christmas in september for the television stations in some of battleground states. stations were cutting back on programming so they could fit in all the advertising. we have tried to get a handle on the tv ads and have created a database which pulls in the advertising that is not registered at the federal communications commission. it is the top 50 markets. we are trying to pull that together and have asked volunteers to go to some of the uncovered markets and help us collect the other advertising. there are these concentrated pockets of spending in these communities. the television stations are telling us it is difficult to make these filings and put this in an electronic format. hire an extra clerk or two if you're making so much extra money. host: is this estimate correct -- about a million commercials? guest: as far as i know, yes. it certainly shows like at least a million. host: matt on the republican line. you are on with kathy kiely. caller: i have good news for the democrat
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
is product and we are proud of to help support of the music back in the classrooms and economy that has had difficulty supporting this. bono is an example of what people together can achieve. if there to irish people, one of them can sing. i am the other guy. i certainly cannot partner with bono in the studio but i can partner to help the lives better round the world. we take this seriously. please welcome me in welcoming bono to the stage. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. he is a very special man. we are thrilled. the band wanted me to say thank you. every school and ireland will have access to free music lessons if they need. brian has been helping us out with that. thanks to the president has made me feel so welcome year into jt right there who is learning the chords of "bloody, sunday bloody" instead of doing his homework. [applause] bad this is the. . you have it here. u2 has played some nice whole. i do not know if this is an election or a pulpit. i feel odd. welcome to pop culture studies 101. please take out your notebooks. we're going to discuss why rock stars should never be
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Nov 11, 2012 2:00pm EST
and a free economy and strong national security, traditional values, the rule of law, and adherence to the constitution. those are the things that the conservative movement was built on starting in nearly 50's. it is the things that keep coming back and i should tell the conservative movement that elections come and go. there was loss for all sorts of reasons. the election will be analyzed, it is being analyzed already. constantly as to why people voted the way they did and they're all sorts of reasons. it is the principles that conservatives believe in that will keep it going. the conservative movement is not going away. a couple of things need to be done is the conservative needs to and will adopt a unified plan of projects that need to be stuck to, it is called no excuses and it will be released within the next week. that will be things some of which branch mentioned in his statement. things like their tax increases, no earmarks, defunding obamacare, keeping the defense strong. what the purpose of that is to hold the leadership's feet to the fire. there is little satisfaction wit
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